November 18, 2019

Deuteronomy 28:1-68

Deuteronomy 28 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

28 1 The promises to them that obey the Commandments.?15 The threatenings to the contrary.

If thou shalt obey diligently the voice of the Lord thy God, and observe and do all his commandments, which I command thee this day, then the Lord thy God will [a]set thee on high above all the nations of the earth.

And all these blessings shall come on thee, and [b]overtake thee, if thou shalt obey the voice of the Lord thy God.

Blessed shalt thou be in the [c]city, and blessed also in the field.

Blessed shall be the fruit [d]of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

Blessed shall be thy basket and thy dough.

Blessed shalt thou be when thou [e]comest in, and blessed also when thou goest out.

The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise against thee, to fall before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and shall flee before thee [f]seven ways.

The Lord shall command the blessing to be with thee in thy store houses, and in all that thou settest thine [g]hand to, and will bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

The Lord shall make thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways,

10 Then all people of the earth shall see that the Name of the Lord is [h]called upon over thee, and they shall be afraid of thee.

11 And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord swore unto thy fathers, to give thee.

12 The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, even the [i]heaven to give rain unto thy land in due season, and to bless all the work of thine hands: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but shalt not borrow thyself.

13 And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the [j]tail, and thou shalt be above only, and shalt not be beneath, if thou obey the commandments of the Lord thy God which I command thee this day, to keep and to do them.

14 But thou shalt not decline from any of the words, which I command you this day, either to the right hand or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

15 ¶ But if thou wilt not obey the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep and to do all his commandments, and his ordinances, which I command thee this day, then all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee.

16 Cursed shalt thou be in the town, and cursed also in the field.

17 Cursed shall thy basket be, and thy [k]dough.

18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed also when thou goest out.

20 The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, trouble, and [l]shame, in all that which thou settest thine hand to do, until thou be destroyed, and perish quickly, because of the wickedness of thy works, whereby thou hast forsaken me.

21 The Lord shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he hath consumed thee from the land, whither thou goest to possess it.

22 The Lord shall smite thee with a consumption, and with the fever, and with a burning ague, and with fervent heat, and with the sword, and with [m]blasting, and with the mildew, and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.

23 And thine heaven that is over thine head, shall be [n]brass, and the earth that is under thee, iron.

24 The Lord shall give thee for the rain of thy land, dust and ashes: even from [o]heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

25 And the Lord shall cause thee to fall before thine enemies: thou shalt come out one way against them, and shalt flee seven ways before them, and shalt be [p]scattered through all the kingdoms of the earth.

26 And thy [q]carcass shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and none shall fray them away.

27 The Lord will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the hemorrhoids, and with the scab, and with the itch, that thou canst not be healed.

28 And the Lord shall smite thee with madness, and with blindness, and with atoning of heart.

29 Thou shalt also grope at noon days, as the [r]blind gropeth in darkness, and shalt not prosper in thy ways: thou shalt never but be oppressed with wrong, and be powled evermore, and no man shall succor thee.

30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not [s]eat the fruit.

31 Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass shall be violently taken away before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and no man shall rescue them for thee.

32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes [t]shall still look for them, even till they fall out, and there shall be no power in thine hand.

33 The fruit of thy land and all thy labors shall a people which thou knowest not, eat, and thou shalt never but suffer wrong, and violence always:

34 So that thou shalt be mad for the sight which thine eyes shall see.

35 The Lord shall smite thee in the knees, and in the thighs, with a sore botch, that thou canst not be healed: even from the sole of the foot unto the top of thine head.

36 The Lord shall bring thee and thy [u]King (which thou shalt set over thee) unto a nation, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, and there thou shalt serve other gods: even wood and stone,

37 And thou shalt be a wonder, a proverb and a common talk among all people, whither the Lord shall carry thee.

38 Thou shalt carry out much seed into the field, and shalt gather but little in: for the grasshoppers shall destroy it.

39 Thou shalt plant a vineyard, and dress it, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes: for the worms shall eat it.

40 Thou shalt have Olive trees in all thy coasts, but shalt not anoint thyself with the oil: for thine olives shall [v]fall.

41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but shalt not have them: for they shall go into captivity.

42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land [w]shall the grasshopper consume.

43 The stranger that is among you, shall climb above thee up on high, and thou shalt come down beneath alow.

44 He shall lend thee, and thou shalt not lend him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

45 Moreover, all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed, because thou obeyedst not the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments, and his ordinances, which he commanded thee:

46 And they shall be upon [x]thee for signs and wonders, and upon thy seed forever,

47 Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with a good heart, for the abundance of all things.

48 Therefore thou shalt serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send upon thee, in hunger and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in need of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck until he have destroyed thee.

49 The Lord shall bring a nation upon thee from far, even from the end of the world, flying swift as an eagle: a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand:

50 A nation of a [y]fierce countenance, which will not regard the person of the old, nor have compassion of the young.

51 The same shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed, and he shall leave thee neither wheat, wine, nor oil, neither the [z]increase of thy kine, nor the flocks of thy sheep, until he have brought thee to naught.

52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy cities, until thine high and strong walls fall down, wherein thou trustedst in all the land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy [aa]cities throughout all thy land, which the Lord thy God hath given thee.

53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thy body, even the flesh of thy sons and thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given thee, during the siege and straitness wherein thine enemies shall enclose thee:

54 So that the man (that is tender and exceeding dainty among you,) shall be grieved at his brother, and at his wife that lieth in his bosom, and at the remnant of his children, which he hath yet left,

55 For fear of giving unto any of them of the flesh of his children, whom he shall eat, because he hath nothing left him in that siege, and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall besiege thee in all thy cities.

56 The tender and dainty [ab]woman among you, which never would venture to set the sole of her foot upon the ground (for her softness and tenderness) shall be grieved at her husband that lieth in her bosom, and at her son, and at her daughter,

57 And at her [ac]afterbirth (that shall come out from between her feet) and at her children, which she shall bear: for when all things lack, she shall eat them secretly, during the siege and straightness wherewith thine enemy shall besiege thee in thy cities.

58 ¶ If thou wilt not keep and do [ad]all the words of the Law (that are written in this book) and fear this glorious and fearful Name, THE LORD THY GOD,

59 Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore diseases and of long durance.

60 Moreover, he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, whereof thou wast afraid, and they shall cleave unto thee.

61 And every sickness, and every plague, which is not [ae]written in the book of this Law, will the Lord heap upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

62 And ye shall be left few in number, where ye were as the stars of heaven in multitude, because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the Lord thy God.

63 And as the Lord hath rejoiced over you, to do you good, and to multiply you, so he will rejoice over you, to destroy you, and bring you to naught, and ye shall be rooted out of the land, whither thou goest to possess it.

64 And the Lord shall [af]scatter thee among all people from the one end of the world unto the other, and there thou shalt serve other gods, which thou hast not known, nor thy fathers, even wood and stone.

65 Also among these nations thou shalt find no rest, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: for the Lord shall give thee there a trembling heart, and looking to return till thine eyes fall out, and a sorrowful mind.

66 And thy life shall [ag]hang before thee, and thou shalt fear both night and day, and shalt have none assurance of thy life.

67 In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were evening, and at the evening thou shalt say, Would God it were morning, for the fear of thine heart, which thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes, which thou shalt see.

68 And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt again with [ah]ships by the way, whereof I said unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall sell yourselves unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and there shall be no buyer.

Footnotes:

  1. Deuteronomy 28:1 He will make thee the most excellent of all people.
  2. Deuteronomy 28:2 When thou thinkest thyself forsaken.
  3. Deuteronomy 28:3 Thou shalt live wealthily.
  4. Deuteronomy 28:4 Thy children and succession.
  5. Deuteronomy 28:6 All thine enterprises shall have good success.
  6. Deuteronomy 28:7 Meaning, many ways.
  7. Deuteronomy 28:8 God will bless us, if we do our duty, and not be idle.
  8. Deuteronomy 28:10 In that he is thy God, and thou art his people.
  9. Deuteronomy 28:12 For nothing in the earth is profitable but when God sendeth his blessings from heaven.
  10. Deuteronomy 28:13 Or, the lowest
  11. Deuteronomy 28:17 Or, store.
  12. Deuteronomy 28:20 Or, rebuke.
  13. Deuteronomy 28:22 Or, drought.
  14. Deuteronomy 28:23 It shall give thee no more moisture than if it were of brass.
  15. Deuteronomy 28:24 Or, out of the air as dust raised with wind.
  16. Deuteronomy 28:25 Some read, thou shalt be a terror and fear, when they shall hear how God hath plagued thee.
  17. Deuteronomy 28:26 Thou shalt be cursed both in thy life and in thy death: for the burial is a testimony of the resurrection which sign for thy wickedness thou shalt lack.
  18. Deuteronomy 28:29 In things most evident and clear thou shalt lack discretion and judgment.
  19. Deuteronomy 28:30 Hebrew, make it common.
  20. Deuteronomy 28:32 When they shall return from their captivity.
  21. Deuteronomy 28:36 As he did Manasseh, Jehoiakim, Zedekiah and others.
  22. Deuteronomy 28:40 Or, be shaken before they be ripe.
  23. Deuteronomy 28:42 Under one kind he containeth all the vermin, which destroy the fruits of the land: and this is an evident token of God’s curse.
  24. Deuteronomy 28:46 God’s plagues be evident signs that he is offended with thee.
  25. Deuteronomy 28:50 Or, barbarous, cruel or impudent.
  26. Deuteronomy 28:51 Or, firstborn of thy bullock.
  27. Deuteronomy 28:52 Or, gates.
  28. Deuteronomy 28:56 As came to pass in the days of Joram king of Israel, 2 Kings 6:20, and when the Romans besieged Jerusalem.
  29. Deuteronomy 28:57 Hunger shall so bite her, that she shall be ready to eat her child before it be delivered.
  30. Deuteronomy 28:58 For he that offendeth in one, is guilty of all, James 2:10.
  31. Deuteronomy 28:61 Declaring, that God hath infinite means to plague the wicked, besides them that are ordinary or written.
  32. Deuteronomy 28:64 Signifying that it is a singular gift of God to be in a place whereas we may worship God purely, and declare our faith and religion.
  33. Deuteronomy 28:66 Or, thou shall be in doubt of thy life.
  34. Deuteronomy 28:68 Because they were unmindful of that miracle, when the Sea gave place for them to pass through.
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1 Corinthians 12

1 Corinthians 12 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

12 1 To draw away the Corinthians from contention and pride, he showeth that spiritual gifts are therefore diversely bestowed,?7 that the same being jointly to each other employed,?12 we may grow up together into one body of Christ in such equal proportion and measure,?20 as the members of man’s body do.

Now [a]concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you [b]ignorant.

[c]Ye know that ye were [d]Gentiles, and were carried away unto the dumb idols, as ye were led.

[e]Wherefore I declare unto you, that no man speaking by the spirit of God, calleth Jesus [f]execrable: also no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the holy Ghost.

[g]Now there are diversities of gifts, but the [h]same Spirit.

And there are diversities of administrations, but the same Lord.

And there are diversities of [i]operations, but God is the same which worketh all in all.

But the manifestation of the Spirit is [j]given to every man, to [k]profit withal.

[l]For to one is given by the Spirit the word of [m]wisdom: and to another the word of knowledge, by the same Spirit:

And to another is given faith by the same Spirit: and to another the gifts of healing, by the same Spirit:

10 And to another the [n]operations of great works: and to another, [o]prophecy: and to another, the [p]discerning of spirits: and to another, diversities of tongues: and to another, the interpretation of tongues.

11 And all these things worketh one and the selfsame Spirit, distributing to every man severally [q]as he will.

12 [r]For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, which is one, though they be many, yet are but one body: [s]even so is [t]Christ.

13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into [u]one body, whether we be Jews, or Grecians, whether we be bond, or free, and have been all made to [v]drink into one Spirit.

14 [w]For the body also is not one member, but many.

15 [x]If the foot would say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body, is it therefore not of the body?

16 And if the ear would say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body, is it therefore not of the body?

17 [y]If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?

18 But now hath God disposed the members every one of them in the body at his own pleasure.

19 For if they were all one member, where were the body?

20 But now are there many members, yet but one body.

21 [z]And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor the head again to the feet, I have no need of you.

22 Yea, much rather those members of the body, which seem to be [aa]more feeble, are necessary.

23 And upon those members of the body, which we think most unhonest, put we more [ab]honesty on: and our uncomely parts have more comeliness on.

24 For our comely parts need it not: but God hath tempered the body together: and hath given the more honor to that part which lacked,

25 Lest there should be any division in the body: but that the members should have the same [ac]care one for another.

26 [ad]Therefore if one member suffer, all suffer with it: if one member be had in honor, all the members rejoice with it.

27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members for your [ae]part.

28 And God hath ordained some in the Church: as first Apostles, secondly Prophets, thirdly teachers, then them that do miracles: after that, the gifts of healing, [af]helpers, [ag]governors, diversity of tongues.

29 Are all Apostles? are all Prophets? are all teachers?

30 Are all doers of miracles? have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

31 [ah]But desire you the best gifts, and I will yet show you a more excellent way.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 12:1 Now he entereth into the third part of this treatise, touching the right use of spiritual gifts, wherein he giveth the Corinthians plainly to understand that they abused them: for they that excelled, bragged ambitiously of them, and so robbed God of the praise of his gifts: and having no consideration of their brethren abused to a vain ostentation, and so robbed the Church of the use of those gifts. On the other side, the inferior sort envied the better, and went about to make a departure, so that all that body was as it were scattered and rent in pieces. So then he going about to remedy these abuses, willeth them first to consider diligently, that they have not these gifts of themselves, but from the free grace and liberality of God, to whose glory they ought to bestow them all.
  2. 1 Corinthians 12:1 Ignorant to what purpose those gifts are given you.
  3. 1 Corinthians 12:2 He proveth the same by comparing their former state with that wherein they were at this time endued with those excellent gifts.
  4. 1 Corinthians 12:2 As touching God’s service and the Covenant, mere strangers.
  5. 1 Corinthians 12:3 The conclusion: Know you therefore, that you cannot so much as move your lips to honor Christ withall, but by the grace of the holy Ghost.
  6. 1 Corinthians 12:3 Doth curse him, only any means whatsoever diminish his glory.
  7. 1 Corinthians 12:4 In the second place, he layeth another foundation, to wit, that these gifts are divers, as the functions also are divers, and their offices divers, but that one selfsame Spirit Lord and God is the giver of all these gifts, and that to one end, to wit, for the profit of all.
  8. 1 Corinthians 12:4 The Spirit is plainly distinguished from the gifts.
  9. 1 Corinthians 12:6 So Paul endeth that inward force which cometh from the holy Ghost, and maketh men fit to wonderful things.
  10. 1 Corinthians 12:7 The holy Ghost openeth and showeth himself freely in giving of these gifts.
  11. 1 Corinthians 12:7 To the use and benefit of the Church.
  12. 1 Corinthians 12:8 He declareth this manifold diversity, and reckoneth up the chiefest gifts, beating that into their heads, which he said before, to wit, that all these things proceeded from one selfsame Spirit.
  13. 1 Corinthians 12:8 Wisdom is a most excellent gift, very requisite, not only for them which teach, but also for them that exhort and comfort, which thing is proper to the Pastor’s office, as the word of knowledge agreeth to the Doctors.
  14. 1 Corinthians 12:10 By operation he meaneth those great workings of God’s mighty power, which pass and excel amongst his miracles, as the delivery of his people Israel by the hand of Moses: that which he did by Elijah against the Priests of Baal, in sending down fire from heaven to consume his sacrifice: and that which he did by Peter in the matter of Ananias and Sapphira.
  15. 1 Corinthians 12:10 Foretelling of things to come.
  16. 1 Corinthians 12:10 Whereby false prophets are known from true, wherein Peter passed Philip in discovering Simon Magus, Acts 8:20.
  17. 1 Corinthians 12:11 He addeth moreover something else, to wit, that although these gifts are unequal, yet they are most wisely divided, because the will of the Spirit of God is the rule of this distribution.
  18. 1 Corinthians 12:12 He setteth forth his former saying by a similitude taken from the body: This saith he, is manifestly seen in the body, whose members are divers, but yet so knit together, that they make but one body.
  19. 1 Corinthians 12:12 The applying of the similitude. So must we also think, saith he, of the mystical body of Christ: for all we that believe, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, are by one selfsame Baptism joined together with our head, that by that means, there may be framed one body compact of many members: and we have drunk one selfsame spirit, that is to say, a spiritual feeling, perseverance and motion common to us all, out of one cup.
  20. 1 Corinthians 12:12 Christ joined together with his Church.
  21. 1 Corinthians 12:13 To become one body with Christ.
  22. 1 Corinthians 12:13 By one quickening drink of the Lord’s blood, we are made partakers of his only Spirit.
  23. 1 Corinthians 12:14 He amplifieth that which followed of the similitudes, as if he should say, The unity of the body is not only not left by this diversity of members, but also it could not be a body, if it did not consist of many, and those were divers members.
  24. 1 Corinthians 12:15 Now he buildeth his doctrine upon the foundations which he had laid: and first of all he continueth in his purposed similitude, and afterward he goeth to the matter barely and simply. And first of all he speaketh unto them which would have separated themselves from those whom they envied, because they had not such excellent gifts as they: now this is, saith he, as if the foot should say it were not of the body, because it is not the hand: or the ear, because it is not the eye. Therefore all parts ought rather to defend the unity of the body, being coupled together to serve one the other.
  25. 1 Corinthians 12:17 Again, speaking to them, he showeth them that if that should come to pass which they desire, to wit, that all should be equal one to another, there would follow a destruction of the whole body, yea, and of themselves: for it could not be a body, unless it were made of many members knit together, and divers one from another. And that no man might find fault with this division as unequal, he addeth that God himself hath coupled all these together. Therefore all must remain coupled together, that the body may remain in safety.
  26. 1 Corinthians 12:21 Now on the other side, he speaketh unto them which were endued with more excellent gifts, willing them not to despise the inferiors as unprofitable, and as though they served to no use: for God, saith he, hath in such sort tempered this inequality, that the more excellent and beautiful members can in no wise lack the more abject and such as we are ashamed of, and that they should have more care to see unto them, and to cover them: that by this means the necessity which is on both parts, might keep the whole body in peace and concord: that although if each part be considered apart, they are of divers degrees and conditions, yet because they are joined together, they have a community both in commodities and discommodities.
  27. 1 Corinthians 12:22 Of the smallest and vilest offices, and therefore finally accounted of, of the rest.
  28. 1 Corinthians 12:23 We more carefully cover them.
  29. 1 Corinthians 12:25 Should bestow their operations and offices to the profit and preservation of the whole body.
  30. 1 Corinthians 12:26 Now he applieth the same doctrine to the Corinthians without any allegory, warning them that seeing there are divers functions and divers gifts, it is their duty, not to offend one against another, either by envy or ambition, but rather that they being joined together in love and charity one with another, every one of them bestow to the profit of all, that which he hath received, according as his ministry doth require.
  31. 1 Corinthians 12:27 For all churches wheresoever they are dispersed through the whole world, are divers members of one body.
  32. 1 Corinthians 12:28 The offices of Deacons.
  33. 1 Corinthians 12:28 He setteth forth the order of Elders, which were the maintainers of the Church’s discipline.
  34. 1 Corinthians 12:31 He teacheth them that are ambitious and envious, a certain holy ambition and envy, to wit, if they give themselves to the best gifts, and such as are most profitable to the Church, and so if they contend to excel one another in love, which surpasseth all other gifts.
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Customs and Traditions of Iniquity Thus Fruitlessness

Iniquity being fruitless works.. Customs and traditions of men making up their own commandments as they go is men opining vain showing when they should be silent.. Be still. Hush.. Foolishness is repeating what fools say. Thinking themselves wise they are as El stated, fools..

For the whole Scripture is given by inspiration of EL, and is profitable to teach, to convince, to correct, and to instruct in righteousness, That the man of EL may be absolute, being made perfect unto all good works.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 GNV

But he answering, said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of EL. Mathew 4:4

Matthew 4:4 is the righteous seed to grow from. Deuteronomy 13:3 “a man’s own word IN TESTIMONY is “a man’s” OWN spirit. John 21:20-23 and now John 17:3 is within grasp. If the Mouth of Righteousness is Redeemer and His Redeemers…then, “a man” who adds his own in the book, is satan.

In the world we’re in whereupon the men have no spiritual discernment it is discovered that they knowingly and unknowingly use The “truth well poisoning” strategy via simply opening their mouths to speak, to opine to vainly show themselves fruitless.

Mix lies in with truth, thus discrediting the truth. Standard disinformation technique, and the intentional deceiver knows the believers fall for it repeatedly. The outcome, truth is impossible to find because it’s been hidden so well. But it can be found via the inspirational spiritual directive of EL through his perfect scriptures and language. Whereupon we experience the strategy of maligning the truther when the truther speaks up.

Truth has no versions but is law Malachi 2

 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the Lord of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart. Malachi 2:2

The god of this world and them that follow his customs and traditions; satan/saw-tan; A primitive root; to attack {figuratively} accuse – be an adversary. resist..

Resistance against TRUTH.

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Emmanu-EL’s Kingdom Is Not of This Fallen Corrupted FAILING World

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Real Time Playbook

The enemy is using this against us. The thing is you can learn the playbook and defend yourself against the enemy. Anything else is a distraction.

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1 Corinthians 2

1 Corinthians 2 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

1 He setteth down a platform of his preaching,?4 which was base in respect of man’s wisdom,?7, 13 but noble in respect of the spiritual power and efficacy.?14 And so concludeth that flesh and blood cannot rightly judge thereof.

And [a]I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of words, or of wisdom, showing unto you the [b]testimony of God.

For I [c]esteemed not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

And I was among you in [d]weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

Neither stood my word, and my preaching in the enticing speech of man’s wisdom, [e]but in plain [f]evidence of the Spirit and of power.

[g]That your faith should not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

[h]And we speak wisdom among them that are [i]perfect: not the wisdom of this world, neither of the [j]princes of this world, which come to nought.

[k]But we speak the wisdom of God in a [l]mystery, even the hid wisdom, [m]which God had determined before the world, unto our glory.

[n]Which none of the princes of this world hath known: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the [o]Lord of glory.

[p]But as it is written, The things which eye hath not seen, neither ear hath heard, neither came into [q]man’s heart, are, which God hath prepared for them that love him.

10 [r]But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the spirit [s]searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

11 [t]For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the [u]spirit of a man, which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

12 Now we have receiveth not the [v]spirit of the world, but the Spirit, which is of God, [w]that we might [x]know the things that are given to us of God.

13 [y]Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the holy Ghost teacheth, [z]comparing spiritual things with spiritual things.

14 [aa]But the [ab]natural man perceiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them, because they are [ac]spiritually discerned.

15 [ad]But he that is spiritual, [ae]discerneth all things: yet [af]he himself is judged of [ag]no man.

16 [ah]For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he might [ai]instruct him? But we have the [aj]mind of Christ.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 2:1 He returneth to 1 Cor. 1:17, that is to say, to his own example: confessing that he used not amongst them either excellency of words, or enticing speech of man’s wisdom, but with great simplicity of speech, both knew and preached Jesus Christ crucified, humble and abject, as touching the flesh.
  2. 1 Corinthians 2:1 The Gospel.
  3. 1 Corinthians 2:2 I purposed not to profess any other knowledge, but the knowledge of Christ and him crucified.
  4. 1 Corinthians 2:3 He setteth weakness, against excellency of words, and therefore joineth with it fear and trembling, which are the companions of true modesty, not such fear and trembling as terrify the conscience, but such as are contrary to vanity and pride.
  5. 1 Corinthians 2:4 He turneth that now to the commendation of his ministry, which he had granted to his adversaries: for his virtue and power which they knew well enough, was so much the more excellent, because it had no worldly help joined with it.
  6. 1 Corinthians 2:4 By plain evidence he meaneth such a proof, as is made by certain and necessary reasons.
  7. 1 Corinthians 2:5 And he telleth the Corinthians, that he did it for their great profit, because they might thereby know manifestly, that the Gospel was from heaven. Therefore he privately rebuketh them, because that in seeking vain ostentation, they willingly deprived themselves of the greatest help of their faith.
  8. 1 Corinthians 2:6 Another argument taken of the nature of the thing, that is, of the Gospel, which is true wisdom, but known to them only which are desirous of perfection: and is unsavory to them which otherwise excel in the world, but yet vainly and frailly.
  9. 1 Corinthians 2:6 Those are called perfect here, not which had gotten perfection already, but such as tend to it, as Phil. 3:15, so that perfect, is set against weak.
  10. 1 Corinthians 2:6 They that are wiser, richer, or mightier than other men are.
  11. 1 Corinthians 2:7 He showeth the cause why this wisdom cannot be perceived of those excellent worldly writes: to wit, because indeed it is so deep that they cannot attain unto it.
  12. 1 Corinthians 2:7 Which men could not so much as dream of.
  13. 1 Corinthians 2:7 He taketh away an objection: if it be so hard, when and how is it known? God, saith he, determined with himself from the beginning, that which his purpose was to bring forth at this time out of his secrets for the salvation of men.
  14. 1 Corinthians 2:8 He taketh away another objection: why then, how cometh it to pass, that this wisdom was so rejected of men of highest authority, that they crucified Christ himself? Paul answereth: because they knew not Christ such as he was.
  15. 1 Corinthians 2:8 That mighty God, full of true majesty and glory: Now this place hath in it a most evident proof of the divinity of Christ, and of his joining of the two natures in one, which hath this in it, that that which is proper to the manhood alone, is vouched of the Godhead joined with the manhood: which kind of speech is called of the old fathers, a making common of things belonging to someone, with other to whom they do not belong.
  16. 1 Corinthians 2:9 Another objection: But how could it be that those witty men could not perceive this wisdom? Paul answereth: Because we preach those things which pass all man’s understanding.
  17. 1 Corinthians 2:9 Man cannot so much as think of them, much less conceive them with his senses.
  18. 1 Corinthians 2:10 A question: if it surmount the capacity of men, how can it be understood of any man, or how can you declare and preach it? by a peculiar lightening by God’s Spirit, wherewith whosoever is inspired, he can enter even to the very secrets of God.
  19. 1 Corinthians 2:10 There is nothing so secret and hidden in God, but the Spirit of God peereth into it.
  20. 1 Corinthians 2:11 He setteth that forth by a similitude, which he spake of the inspiration of the Spirit. As the force of man’s wit searcheth out things pertaining to man, so doth our mind by that power of the holy Ghost, understand heavenly things.
  21. 1 Corinthians 2:11 The mind of man, which is endued with ableness to understand and judge.
  22. 1 Corinthians 2:12 The Spirit which we have received, doth not teach us things of this world, but lifteth us up to God, and this place teacheth us against the Papists, what faith is, from whence it cometh, and what force it is of.
  23. 1 Corinthians 2:12 That which he spake generally, he restraineth now to those things which God hath opened unto us of our salvation in Christ: lest that any man should separate the Spirit from the preaching of the word and Christ: or should think that those fantastical men are governed by the Spirit of God, which wandering besides the word, thrust upon us their vain imaginations for the secrets of God.
  24. 1 Corinthians 2:12 This word (know) is taken here in his proper sense, for true knowledge, which the Spirit of God worketh in us.
  25. 1 Corinthians 2:13 Now he returneth to his purpose, and concludeth the argument which he began verse 6, and it is thus: the words must be applied to the matter, and the matter must be set forth with words which are meet and convenient for it: now this wisdom is spiritual and not of man, and therefore it must be delivered by a spiritual kind of teaching, and not by enticing words of man’s eloquence, that the simple, and yet wonderful majesty of the holy Ghost may therein appear.
  26. 1 Corinthians 2:13 Applying the words unto the matter, to wit, that as we teach spiritual things, so [must] our kind of teaching be spiritual.
  27. 1 Corinthians 2:14 Again he preventeth an offence or stumbling block: how cometh it to pass that so few allow these things? This is not to be marveled at, sayeth the Apostle, seeing that men in their natural powers (as they termed them) are not endued with that faculty, whereby spiritual things are discerned (which faculty cometh another way) and therefore they accompt spiritual wisdom as folly: and it is as if he should say, It is no marvel that blind men cannot judge of colors, seeing that they lack the light of their eyes, and therefore light is to them as darkness.
  28. 1 Corinthians 2:14 The man that hath no further light of understanding than that which he brought with him, even from his mother’s womb, as Jude defineth it, Jude 19.
  29. 1 Corinthians 2:14 By the virtue of the holy Ghost.
  30. 1 Corinthians 2:15 He amplifieth the matter by contraries.
  31. 1 Corinthians 2:15 Understandeth and discerneth.
  32. 1 Corinthians 2:15 The wisdom of the flesh, saith Paul, determined nothing certainly, no not in its own affairs, much less can it discern strange, that is, spiritual things. But the Spirit of God, wherewith spiritual men are endued, can be deceived by no means, and therefore be reproved of no man.
  33. 1 Corinthians 2:15 Of no man: for when the Prophets are judged of the Prophets, it is the Spirit that judges, and not the man.
  34. 1 Corinthians 2:16 A reason of the former saying: for he is called spiritual, which hath learned that by the virtue of the Spirit, which Christ hath taught us. Now if that which we have learned of that Master, could be reproved of any man, he must needs be wiser than God: whereupon it followeth, that they are not only foolish, but also wicked, which think that they can devise something that is either more perfect, or that they can teach the wisdom of God a better way than they knew or taught, which undoubtedly, were endued with God’s Spirit.
  35. 1 Corinthians 2:16 Lay his head to his, and teach him what he should do.
  36. 1 Corinthians 2:16 We are endued with the Spirit of Christ, who openeth unto us those secrets, which by all other means are unsearchable, and also all truth whatsoever.

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John Chapter 8

John 8 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

3 The woman taken in adultery,?11 hath her sins forgiven her.?12 Christ the light of the world.?19 The Pharisees ask where his Father is.?39 The sons of Abraham.?42 The sons of God,?44 The devil the father of lying.?56 Abraham saw Christ’s day.

And Jesus went unto the mount of Olives,

And early in the morning came again into the Temple, and all the people came unto him, and he sat down and taught them.

[a]Then the Scribes and the Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery, and set her in the midst,

And said unto him, Master, we found this woman committing adultery even in the very act.

Now Moses in our Law commanded, that such should be stoned: what sayest thou therefore?

And this they said to tempt him, that they might have, whereof to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground,

[b]And while they continued asking him, he lifted himself up, and said unto them, Let him that is among you without sin, cast the first stone at her.

And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

And when they heard it, being accused by their own conscience, they went out, one by one, beginning at the eldest even to the last: so Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

10 [c]When Jesus had lifted up himself again, and saw no man, but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said, Neither do I condemn thee: go and sin no more.

12 [d]Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am that light of the world: he that followeth me, shall not walk in darkness, but shall have that light of life.

13 [e]The Pharisees therefore said unto him, [f]Thou bearest record of thyself: thy record is not true.

14 Jesus answered, and said unto them, [g]Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I come, and whither I go: but ye cannot tell whence I came, and whither I go.

15 Ye judge after the flesh: I [h]judge no man.

16 And if I also judge, my judgment is true, for I am not alone, but I, and the Father, that sent me.

17 And it is also written in your Law, that the testimony of two men is true.

18 [i]I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

19 [j]Then said they unto him, Where is that Father of thine? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor the Father of mine. If ye had known me, ye should have known that Father of mine also.

20 These words spake Jesus in the [k]treasury, as he taught in the Temple, and no man laid hands on him: [l]for his hour was not yet come.

21 [m]Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins, Whither I go, can ye not come.

22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself, because he saith, Whither I go, can ye not come?

23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath, I am from above: ye are of this world, I am not of this world.

24 I said therefore unto you, That ye shall die in your sins: for except ye believe, that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

25 [n]Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus said unto them, Even [o]the same thing that I said unto you from the beginning.

26 [p]I have many things to say, and to judge of you: but he that sent me, is true, and the things that I have heard of him, those speak I to the world.

27 [q]They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.

28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself, but as my Father hath taught me, so I spake these things.

29 For he that sent me, is with me: the Father hath not left me alone, because I do always those things that please him.

30 ¶ As he spake these things, many believed in him.

31 [r]Then said Jesus to the Jews which believed in him, If ye continue in my word, ye are verily my disciples,

32 And shall know the truth, and the truth shall [s]make you free.

33 [t]They answered him, We be [u]Abraham’s seed, and were never bond to any man: why sayest thou then, Ye shall be made free?

34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily I say unto you, that whosoever commiteth sin, is the servant of sin.

35 And the servant abideth not in the house forever: but the Son abideth forever.

36 If that Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

37 [v]I know that ye are Abraham’s seed, but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your Father.

39 They answered, and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

40 But now ye go about to kill me, a man that have told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

41 Ye do the works of your father. Then said they to him, We are not born of fornication: we have one Father, which is God.

42 Therefore Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, then would ye love me: for I proceeded forth, and came from God, neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

43 Why do ye not understand my [w]talk? because ye cannot hear my word.

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do: he hath been a murderer from the [x]beginning, and [y]abode not in the [z]truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, then speaketh he of his [aa]own: for he is a liar, and the [ab]father thereof.

45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

46 [ac]Which of you can rebuke me of sin? and if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?

47 He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

48 [ad]Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?

49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil, but I honor my Father, and ye have dishonored me.

50 And I seek not mine own praise: but there is one that [ae]seeketh it, and judgeth.

51 [af]Verily, verily I say unto you, If a man keep my word, he shall never [ag]see death.

52 [ah]Then said the Jews to him, Now know we that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the Prophets: and thou sayest, If a man keep my word, he shall never taste of death.

53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the Prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?

54 [ai]Jesus answered, If I honor myself, mine honor is [aj]nothing worth: it is my Father that honoreth me, whom ye say, that he is your God.

55 [ak]Yet ye have not known him: but I know him, and if I should say I know him not, I should be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his word.

56 [al]Your father Abraham [am]rejoiced to see my [an]day, and he [ao]saw it, and was glad.

57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily I say unto you, before Abraham was, I [ap]am.

59 [aq]Then took they up stones to cast at him, but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the Temple: And he passed through the midst of them, and so went his way.

Footnotes:

  1. John 8:3 While the wicked go about to make a snare for good men, they make a snare for themselves.
  2. John 8:7 Against hypocrites which are very severe judges against other men, and flatter themselves in their own sins.
  3. John 8:10 Christ would not take upon him the civil Magistrates office: he contented himself to bring sinners to faith and repentance.
  4. John 8:12 The world which is blind in itself cannot come to have ray light but in Christ only.
  5. John 8:13 Christ is without all exception the best witness of the truth, for he was sent by his Father for that purpose, and was by him approved to the world by infinite miracles.
  6. John 8:13 Thou bearest witness of thyself which thing by all men’s opinion, is naught: and for a man to commend himself is very discommendable.
  7. John 8:14 That which he denied afore, John 5:31, must be taken by a manner of granting, for in that place he framed himself somewhat to the humor of his hearers, which acknowledged nothing in Christ but his humanity, and therefore he was content they should set light by his own witness, unless it were otherwise confirmed. But in this place he standeth for the maintenance of his Godhead, and praiseth his Father, who is his witness, and agreeth with him.
  8. John 8:15 I do now only teach you, I condemn no man: but yet if I list to do it, I might lawfully do it, for I am not alone, but my Father is with me.
  9. John 8:18 The Godhead is plainly distinguished from the manhood, else there were not two witnesses: for the party accused is not taken for a witness.
  10. John 8:19 No man can know God, but in Christ only.
  11. John 8:20 This was some place appointed for the gathering of the offerings.
  12. John 8:20 We live and die at the pleasure of God and not of men: Therefore this one thing remaineth that we go forward constantly in our vocation.
  13. John 8:21 Because that men do naturally abhor heavenly things, no man can be a fit disciple of Christ, unless the Spirit of God frame him: in the mean season notwithstanding, the world must of necessity perish, because it refuseth the life that is offered unto it.
  14. John 8:25 He shall at length know who Christ is, which will diligently hear, what he saith.
  15. John 8:25 That is, I am Christ, and the savior, for so I told you from the beginning that I was.
  16. John 8:26 God is the revenger of Christ’s doctrine despised.
  17. John 8:27 Even the contempt of Christ maketh for his glory: which thing his enemies shall feel at length to their great smart.
  18. John 8:31 The true disciples of Christ continue in his doctrine, that profiting more and more in the knowledge of the truth, they may be delivered from the most grievous burden of sin, into the true liberty of righteousness and life.
  19. John 8:32 From the slavery of sin.
  20. John 8:33 Some of the multitude, not they that believed: for this is not the speech of men that consent unto him but of men that are against him.
  21. John 8:33 Born and begotten of Abraham.
  22. John 8:37 Our wicked manners declare, that we are plainly born of a devilish nature, But we are changed, and made of the household of God, according to the covenant which he made with Abraham by Christ only, apprehended and laid hold on by faith: which faith is known by a godly and honest life.
  23. John 8:43 Or, language: as though he said, you do no more understand what I say, than if I spake in a strange and unknown language to you.
  24. John 8:44 From the beginning of the world: for as soon as man was made, the devil cast him headlong into death.
  25. John 8:44 That is, continued not constantly, or remained not.
  26. John 8:44 That is, in faithfulness, and uprightness, that is, kept not his creation.
  27. John 8:44 Even of his own head, and of his own brain or disposition.
  28. John 8:44 The author thereof.
  29. John 8:46 Christ did thoroughly execute the office, that his Father enjoined him.
  30. John 8:48 The enemies of Christ make their bravery for a while, but the Father will appear at his time to revenge the reproach that is done unto him in the person of his son.
  31. John 8:50 That is, that will revenge both your despising of me, and of him.
  32. John 8:51 The only doctrine of the Gospel apprehended by faith, is a sure remedy against death.
  33. John 8:51 That is, he shall not feel it: for even in the midst of death, the faithful see life.
  34. John 8:52 Against them which abuse the glory of the Saints, to darken Christ’s glory.
  35. John 8:54 There is nothing farther off from all ambition than Christ, but his Father hath set him above all things.
  36. John 8:54 This is spoken by manner of [a grant]: as if he had said, Be it so, let this report which I give of myself, be of no force: yet there is another that glorifieth me, that is, that honoreth my Name.
  37. John 8:55 There is no right knowledge of God, without Christ, neither any right knowledge of Christ without his word.
  38. John 8:56 The virtue of Christ showed itself through all former ages in the Fathers, for they saw in the promises, that he should come, and did very joyfully lay hold on him with a lively faith.
  39. John 8:56 Was very desirous.
  40. John 8:56 A day is a space that a man liveth in, or doeth any notable act, or suffereth any great thing.
  41. John 8:56 With the eyes of faith, Heb. 11:13.
  42. John 8:58 Christ as he was God, was before Abraham: and he was the Lamb slain from the beginning of the world.
  43. John 8:59 Zeal without knowledge, breaketh out at length into a most open madness: and yet the wicked cannot do what they list.

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John Chapter 3

John 3 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

1 Christ teacheth Nicodemus the very principles of Christian regeneration.?14 The serpent in the wilderness.?23 John baptizeth,?27 and teacheth his, that he is not Christ.

There [a]was now a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a [b]ruler of the Jews.

This man came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a [c]teacher come from God, for no man could do these miracles that thou doest, [d]except God were with him.

[e]Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot [f]see the [g]kingdom of God.

Nicodemus said unto him, How [h]can a man be born which is old? can he enter into his mother’s womb again, and be born?

Jesus answered, Verily, verily I say unto thee, except that a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

That which is born of the flesh, is [i]flesh: and that that is born of the Spirit, is spirit.

Marvel not that I said to thee, Ye must be born again.

The wind bloweth where it [j]listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every man that is born of the Spirit.

[k]Nicodemus answered, and said unto him, How can these things be?

10 Jesus answered, and said unto him, Art thou a teacher of Israel, and knowest not these things?

11 Verily, verily I say unto thee, We speak that we know, and testify that we have seen: but ye receive not our [l]witness.

12 If when I tell you earthly things, ye believe not, how should ye believe, If I shall tell you of heavenly things?

13 For no [m]man [n]ascendeth up to heaven, but he that had descended from heaven, [o]that Son of man which [p]is in heaven.

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must that Son of man be lifted up,

15 That whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have eternal life.

16 [q]For God so loveth the world, that he hath given his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth [r]in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 [s]For God sent not his Son into the world, that he should [t]condemn the world, but that the [u]world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth in him, is not condemned: but he that believeth not, is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of that only begotten Son of God.

19 [v]And this is the [w]condemnation, that that light came into the world, and men loved darkness rather than that light, because their deeds were evil.

20 For every man that evil doeth, hateth the light, neither cometh to light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

21 But he that [x]doeth truth, cometh to the light, that his deeds might be made manifest, that they are wrought [y]according to God.

22 ¶ After these things came Jesus, and his disciples into the land of Judea, and there tarried with them, and baptized.

23 And John also baptized in Aenon besides Salim, because there was much water there: and they came and were baptized.

24 For John was not yet cast into prison.

25 [z]Then there arose a question between John’s disciples and the Jews, about purifying.

26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, he baptizeth, and all men come to him.

27 John answered, and said, A man [aa]can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

28 Ye yourselves are my witnesses, that I said, I am not that Christ, but that I am sent before him.

29 He that hath the bride, is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly, because of the bridegroom’s voice. This my joy therefore is fulfilled.

30 He must increase, but I must decrease.

31 He that is come from on high, is above all: he that is of the earth, is of the [ab]earth, and [ac]speaketh of the earth: he that is come from heaven, is above all.

32 And what he hath [ad]seen and heard, that he testifieth: but [ae]no man receiveth his testimony.

33 He that hath receiveth his testimony, hath sealed that God is true.

34 For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God: for God giveth him not the Spirit by measure.

35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath [af]given all things into his hand.

36 He that believeth in the Son, hath everlasting life, and he that obeyeth not the Son, shall not [ag]see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Footnotes:

  1. John 3:1 There are none sometimes more unlearned, than the learned: but as well the learned as the unlearned must desire wisdom of Christ only.
  2. John 3:1 A man of great estimation, and a ruler amongst the Jews.
  3. John 3:2 We know that thou art sent from God to teach us.
  4. John 3:2 But he in whom some part of the excellency of God appeareth. And if Nicodemus had known Christ aright, he would not only have said that God was with him, but in him: as Paul doth, 2 Cor. 1:19.
  5. John 3:3 The beginning of Christianity consisteth in this, that we know ourselves not only to be corrupt in part, but to be wholly dead in sin: so that our nature hath need to be created anew, as touching the qualities thereof: which can be done by no other virtue, but by the divine and heavenly, whereby we were first created.
  6. John 3:3 That is, go in, or enter, as he expounded himself afterward, verse 5.
  7. John 3:3 The Church: for Christ showeth in this place, how we come to be citizens, and to have ought to do in the city of God.
  8. John 3:4 How can I that am old, be born again? for he answereth, as if Christ’s words belonged to none but to him.
  9. John 3:6 That is, fleshly, to wit, wholly unclean and under the wrath of God: and therefore this word (Flesh) signifieth the corrupt nature of man: contrary to which is the Spirit, that is, the man ingrafted into Christ through the grace of the holy Ghost, whose nature is everlasting and immortal, though the strife of the flesh remaineth.
  10. John 3:8 With free and wandering blasts, as it listeth.
  11. John 3:9 The secret mystery of our regeneration which cannot be comprehended by man’s capacity, is perceived by faith, and that in Christ only, because that he is both God on earth, and man in heaven, that is to say, in such sort man, that he is God also, and therefore almighty: and in such sort God, that he is man also, and therefore his power is manifest unto us.
  12. John 3:11 You handle doubtful things, and such as you have no certain author for, and yet men believe you: but I teach those things that are of a truth and well known, and you believe me not.
  13. John 3:13 Only Christ can teach us heavenly things for no man ascendeth, etc.
  14. John 3:13 That is, hath any spiritual light and understanding, or ever had, but only that Son of God, which came down to us.
  15. John 3:13 Whereas he is said to have come down from heaven, that must be understood of his Godhead, and of the manner of his conception: for Christ’s birth upon the earth was heavenly, and not earthly, for he was conceived by the holy Ghost.
  16. John 3:13 That which is proper to the divinity of Christ, is here spoken of whole Christ, to give us to understand that he is but one person, wherein two natures are united, and this kind of speech men call, the communicating of proprieties.
  17. John 3:16 Nothing else but the free love of the Father, is the beginning of our salvation, and Christ is he in whom our righteousness and salvation is resident: and faith is the instrument or mean whereby we apprehend it, and life everlasting is that which is set before us to apprehend.
  18. John 3:16 It is not all one to believe in a thing, and to believe of a thing, for we may not believe (in anything) save only in God, but we may believe (of anything) whatsoever, this saith Nazianzene in his oration of the Spirit.
  19. John 3:17 Not Christ, but the despising of Christ doth condemn.
  20. John 3:17 That is, to be the cause of the condemning of the world, for indeed sins are the cause of death, but Christ shall judge the quick and the dead.
  21. John 3:17 Not only the people of the Jews, but whosoever shall believe in him.
  22. John 3:19 Only wickedness is the cause, why men refuse the light that is offered them.
  23. John 3:19 That is, the cause of condemnation, which sticketh fast in men, unless through God’s great benefit they be delivered from it.
  24. John 3:21 That is, he that leadeth an honest life, and void of all craft and deceit.
  25. John 3:21 That is, with God, God as it were going before.
  26. John 3:25 Satan inflameth the disciples of John with a fond emulation of their master, to hinder the course of the Gospel: but John being mindful of his office, doth not only break off their endeavors, but also taketh occasion thereby to give testimony of Christ, how that in him only the Father hath set forth life everlasting.
  27. John 3:27 What mean you to go about to better my state? this is every man’s lot and portion that they cannot better themselves one iota.
  28. John 3:31 Is nothing else but man, a piece of work and of the slime of the earth.
  29. John 3:31 Savoreth of nothing but corruption, ignorance, dullness, etc.
  30. John 3:32 What he knoweth fully and perfectly.
  31. John 3:32 That is, very few.
  32. John 3:35 Committed them to his power and will.
  33. John 3:36 Shall not enjoy.
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John Chapter 16

John 16 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

16 1 He foretelleth the disciples of persecution.?7 He promiseth the Comforter, and declareth his office.?21 He compareth the affliction of his, to a woman that travaileth with child.

These [a]things have I said unto you, that ye should not be offended.

They shall excommunicate you: yea the time shall come, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doeth God service.

And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

But these things have I told you, that when the hour shall come, ye might remember, that I told you them. And these things said I not unto you from the beginning, because I was with you.

But now I go my way to him that sent me, and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?

But because I have said these things unto you, your hearts are full of sorrow.

[b]Yet I tell you the truth, It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, that Comforter will not come unto you: but if I depart, I will send him unto you,

[c]And when he is come, he will [d]reprove the [e]world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.

Of sin, because they believed not in me:

10 Of [f]righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye shall see me no more.

11 Of [g]judgment, [h]because the prince of this world is judged.

12 [i]I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

13 Howbeit, when he is come which is the spirit of truth, he will lead you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, shall he speak, and he will show you the things to come.

14 [j]He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.

15 All things that the Father hath, are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and show it unto you.

16 [k]A [l]little while, and ye shall not see me: and again a little while, and ye shall see me: [m]for I go to the Father.

17 Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me, and again a little while, and ye shall see me, and, For I go to the Father.

18 They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we know not what he saith.

19 Now Jesus knew that they would ask him, and said unto them, Do ye inquire among yourselves, of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?

20 Verily, verily I say unto you, that ye shall weep and lament, and the world shall rejoice, and ye shall sorrow, but your sorrow shall be turned to joy.

21 A woman when she travaileth hath sorrow because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

22 And ye now therefore are in sorrow: but I will see you again, and your hearts shall rejoice, and your joy shall no man take from you.

23 And in that day shall ye ask me nothing. Verily, verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my Name, he will give it you.

24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my Name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

25 [n]These things have I spoken unto you in parables: but the time will come, when I shall no more speak to you in parables: but I shall show you plainly of the Father.

26 [o]At that day shall ye ask in my Name, and I say not unto you, that I will pray unto the Father for you:

27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.

28 I am come out from the Father, and came into the world: again I leave the world, and go to the Father.

29 [p]His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and thou speakest no parable.

30 Now know we that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee. By this we believe, that thou art come out from God.

31 Jesus answered them, Do you believe now?

32 [q]Behold, the hour cometh, and is already come, that ye shall be scattered every man into his own, and shall leave me alone: But I am not alone: for the Father is with me.

33 [r]These things have I spoken unto you, that [s]in me ye might have peace: in the world ye shall have affliction, but be of good comfort: I have overcome the world.

Footnotes:

  1. John 16:1 The ministers of the Gospel must look for all manner of reproaches, not only of them which are open enemies, but even of them also which seem to be of the same household, and the very pillars of the Church.
  2. John 16:7 The absence of Christ, according to the flesh, is profitable to the Church, that we may wholly depend upon his spiritual power.
  3. John 16:8 The Spirit of God worketh so mightily by the preaching of the word, that he constraineth the world, will it, nill it, to confess its own unrighteousness, and Christ’s righteousness and almightiness.
  4. John 16:8 He will so reprove the world, that the worldlings shall be able to present no excuse.
  5. John 16:8 He respecteth the time that followed his ascension, when as all gainsayers were manifestly reproved through the pouring out of the holy Ghost upon the Church: So that the very enemies of Christ were reproved of sin, in that they were constrained to confess that they were deceived, in that they believed not, and therefore they said to Peter, Acts 2, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
  6. John 16:10 Of Christ himself: For when the world shall see, that I have poured out the holy Ghost, they shall be constrained to confess that I was just, and was not condemned of my Father, when I went out of this world.
  7. John 16:11 Of that authority and power, which I have both in heaven and earth.
  8. John 16:11 That is, because they shall then understand and know indeed, that I have overcome the devil, and do govern the world, when all men shall see, that they set themselves against you in vain, for I will arm you with that heavenly power, whereby you may destroy every high thing which is lifted up against the knowledge of God, 2 Cor. 10:12.
  9. John 16:12 The doctrine of the Apostles proceeded from the holy Ghost, and is most perfect.
  10. John 16:14 The holy Ghost bringeth no new doctrine, but teacheth that which was uttered by Christ’s own mouth, and imprinteth it in our minds.
  11. John 16:16 The grace of the holy Ghost is a most lively glass, wherein Christ is truly beholden with the most sharpsighted eyes of faith, and not with the bleared eyes of the flesh: whereby we feel a continual joy even in the midst of sorrows.
  12. John 16:16 When a little time is once past.
  13. John 16:16 For I pass to eternal glory, so that I shall be much more present with you, than I was before: for then you shall feel indeed what I am, and what I am able to do.
  14. John 16:25 The holy Ghost which was poured upon the Apostles after the Ascension of Christ, instructed both them in all chiefest mysteries and secrets of our salvation, and also by them the Church, and will also instruct it to the end of the world.
  15. John 16:26 The sum of the worship of God, is the invocation of the Father in the Name of the Son the Mediator, who is already heard for us, for whom he hath abased himself, and is now also glorified.
  16. John 16:29 Faith and foolish security differ very much.
  17. John 16:32 Neither the wickedness of the world, neither the weakness of his own can diminish anything of the virtue of Christ.
  18. John 16:33 The surety and stay of the Church dependeth only upon the victory of Christ.
  19. John 16:33 That in me you might be thoroughly quieted. For by (peace) is meant in this place, that quiet state of mind, which is clean contrary to disquietness and heaviness.
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